You may have heard: Columbus is turning 200 this year! With celebrations planned all year long, there are a lot of great reasons to get out and explore the city and meet the people who make Columbus the great place it is. There's another great reason to explore Columbus right around it's 200th birthday celebration: 200Columbus Days !

200Columbus Days is a city-wide partnership that runs Feb. 11-15, 2012, offering amazing deals and discounts for entertainment and shopping !

I t’s a great time to explore all the great things that make Columbus Columbus! So many of us have lived here for years but haven't experienced the great activities right under our noses.  Marquee attractions around the city like COSI, Franklin Park Conservatory and the Columbus Museum of Art are offering great deals. If you’ve still never caught a Blue Jackets game, indulged in a tour with Columbus Food Adventures or caught a CATCO performance – they’re offering discount tickets, too!

Columbus Landmarks, 200Columbus Days participant!

To take advantage of these great deals, all you have to do is print out and show the 200Columbus Days flier or simply visit it on your mobile device and show the screen to the participating business' ticket taker, cashier or restaurant server.

I hope you have a great time re-discovering the city! Make sure to share your experiences with 200Columbus: The Bicentennial on Facebook and Twitter !